5 Questions to Make a Decision

I define dysrationalia as the inability to think and behave rationally despite having adequate intelligence. Many people display the systematic inability to think or behave rationally despite the fact that they have more than adequate IQs.
One of the reasons that many of us are dysrationalic to some extent is that, for a variety of reasons, we have come to overvalue the kinds of thinking skills that IQ tests measure and undervalue other critically important cognitive skills, such as the ability to think rationally. –George Dvorsky

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist makes an irrational decision and suffers the consequences.

Journaling Prompt: Write about an irrational decision you made and what happened because of it.

Art Prompt: Irrational

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Read the entire article at the link above and inform your audience about the types of dysrational behavior that are common and how to avoid them.

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